Joelle Mwadi netted the only goal allowing the Congolese a place at the next round, 5-0 on aggregate.
Cameroon was the biggest casualty at the first round after a 2-1 loss to Ethiopia cut short their campaign. Geinore Loza was the heroine for the Ethiopians scoring in either half with Catherine Mbengono finding the back of the net in between. A barren draw from the first leg was enough for the Ethiopians to progress 2-1 on aggregate.
The Falconets booked their place at the next round, 14-1 on aggregate, the biggest victory at the second round thus far.
A brace each from Aminat Yakubu and Joy Ebinimiere Bokiri coupled with a goal each from Amarachi Ojinma, Chinaza Uchendu and Adeboyejo Yetunde was all Peter Dedevbo’s ladies needed to complete a double over their West African counterparts.
Nigeria, losing finalists at the last FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2014 will face DR Congo at the second round.
In Ouagadougou, visiting Algeria came from behind to hold Burkina Faso to a 1-1 draw. Chantal Drabo scored the opener on 36 minutes before Naima Lamari drew level on 75 minutes, as the Burkinabes progressed 3-2 on aggregate and confirm a date with Ethiopia at the next stage.
A barren draw in Lusaka against Tanzania was enough for Zambia took their place at the penultimate round 4-0 on aggregate.
Earlier on Friday, Ghana’s Black Princesses completed a double over Senegal, beating them 2-0 away in Dakar. Second half strikes from Jane Ayieyam and Lily Niber Lawrence ensured passage for the Ghanaians, 8-0 on aggregate.
Equatorial Guinea booked a date with Ghana at the next round after a 0-0 draw with Mali in Bamako. The Equatoguineans advanced 4-0 on aggregate.
Nomathamsanqa Sikweza’s first half strike gave South Africa’s Basetsana a lone goal win over Botswana in Gaborone. Sheryl Botes charges booked their place at the second round 9-1 on aggregate and their next opponent is regional rivals, Zambia.
Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the final tournament scheduled for 28 October to 16 November 2016 in Papua New Guinea.
Friday, 24 July 2015
Senegal 0-2 Ghana (0-6)
Mali 0-0 Equatorial Guinea (0-4)
Botswana 0-1 South Africa (1-8)
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Nigeria 7-0 Liberia (7-1)
Zambia 0-0 Tanzania (4-0)
Burkina Faso 1-1 Algeria (2-1)
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Namibia 0-1 DR Congo (0-4)
Ethiopia 2-1 Cameroon (0-0)
Second Round Fixtures
Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia
Equatorial Guinea vs Ghana
DR Congo vs Nigeria
Zambia vs South Africa